AIA Chicago seeks a thoughtful and highly organized individual for the position of program and event director.
A senior level position, the program and event director is responsible for hands-on organization of a robust schedule of continuing education programs and special events for a professional association for architects and allied professionals.
Recommended experience includes:
Nonprofit management and/or education experience;
Experience working in a design-related environment are encouraged to apply, as this position involves the organization of continuing education programs for design professionals.
The successful candidate will have relevant experience, preferably at a leadership level, organizing meetings, events and programs for audiences of five to five hundred.
Relevant software knowledge, including data base management, basic graphics software, and fluency in Microsoft and Adobe Suite, comfortable working with website CMS;
Ability to work collaboratively in an enthusiastic manner with staff members, board leadership, volunteers, and members;
Willingness to represent AIA Chicago at partner events and as a host;
Experience managing event budgets/expenses, as well as day-of and run-of-show for larger events and celebrations;
Ability to work closely and effectively with committees and groups to plan and execute programs and events;
Experience managing contracts and communications with production specialists for mid-to-large events (A/V crews, catering, etc.);
Ability to make considered recommendations for strategic programming and event initiatives;
Ability to prioritize staff responsibilities and delegate tasks to meet deadlines and support vision of the executive director and board in order provide high quality service and experiences to membership.
About AIA Chicago
Established in 1869, AIA Chicago (Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects) is a 501c6 professional association for architecture and design professionals. With a local membership of more than 4,000 individuals, AIA Chicago is the leading professional association for architects and allied professionals in the Midwest. AIA Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.